TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 14 Florida State (32-16) looks for the season sweep of Jacksonville (31-16) Wednesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start.
FSU beat the Dolphins 4-0 in Jacksonville in February and 6-2 in Tallahassee in April. The Seminoles have won five straight in the series.
FSU jumped two spots in the RPI with its win at No. 9 Clemson last Saturday. Jacksonville dropped both games against Stetson over the weekend and enters the contest with an RPI of 20.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Ariya Massoudi (Play-by-Play) and Chip Baker (Commentary)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – LHP Austin Pollock (FSU) vs. RHP Austin Temple (JU)
Pollock – 3-4, 5.58 ERA; Temple – 2-1, 4.32 ERA
Pollock, a freshman from Tallahassee, is making his first appearance against the Dolphins. In the first two games this season, Andrew Karp earned the start and the win, while Jonah Scolaro earned saves in both games. They are the only pitchers to face Jacksonville this season.
MARTIN SETS WINS RECORD
Saturday at Clemson, Florida State outlasted the Tigers 3-2 in 13 innings, earning head coach Mike Martin is 1,976th career victory, passing Augie Garrido for the all-time record. Drew Parrish allowed just two hits and a run in 6.1 innings and CJ Van Eyk allowed four hits and struck out seven batters over the final 6.1 innings, moving to 3-0 on the season.
Right fielder Steven Wells tallied a pair of outfield assists, ending the first and fifth innings with double plays from his arm. After going 0-for-6, Wells stepped to the plate in the 13th inning and smashed a 1-2 pitch over the left field wall for a 3-2 lead. Van Eyk worked around an error in the bottom of the inning, forcing a fly out to Wells to secure the victory.
Garrido passed away March 15, leading Martin to say, “College baseball and the world lost one of the finest men in our coaching profession. Augie dedicated his life to making young men better people. He will be deeply missed by myself and many others.”
EIGHT GAME HOMESTAND TO END SEASON
Florida State added a fourth game against Mount St. Mary’s to make up for an earlier rainout this season, and the Seminoles will close the regular season with an eight-game home stand. After Jacksonville, FSU will host the Mountaineers for four games (including a Saturday doubleheader) and No. 5 NC State comes to Tallahassee for the final ACC series of the year.
Florida State will honor Mike Martin with a pregame celebration against NC State on Saturday, May 19, the final game of the regular season. Fans should be in their seats roughly 30 minutes before first pitch for the ceremony.
FSU also announced that Mike Martin bobbleheads will be handed out to fans on Friday, May 18 against NC State.
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